It is possible to download individual chapters of Ebook Central titles as .pdf files. To download a whole book to read offline, follow the instructions below:
Before starting to make use of the download option from either service, it is necessary to complete the following steps:
Please note the minimum requirements for running ADE:
– to install:
To download and read books in Ebook Central to a PC or laptop.
NOTE: you must have Adobe Digital Editions installed and be signed in to your Ebook Central account to download.
button, or the link (this will show the maximum time the book can be downloaded for).
In Mozilla Firefox, the following prompt screen will display:
Click OK to complete the download.
The download will automatically open Adobe Digital Editions and display the book cover once complete.
Ebook Central titles can be downloaded directly to mobile devices.
More information on downloading to an Android device can be found here:
More information on downloading to an iOS device can be found here:
The main bookshelf display in ADE will indicate what books are currently downloaded:
Note that all downloaded books will indicate how many days are remaining on the download e.g.:
Once the download period has expired, the book will no longer be readable. To return a book early, left mouse click on the book and select the Return Borrowed Item option, e.g.:
To read a book, double right mouse click on the title page. This will open the book.
Ensure that the table of contents icon is selected, and then use the table of contents to navigate to the required page, e.g.:
Or use the mouse scroll wheel or right-hand screen scroll bar, to move down through the text.
Use the page size icon or Reading drop-down menu to control the display, e.g.:
ext can be highlighted using the mouse (hold down right mouse button while text is selected), then left mouse click to open a drop down menu to allow copying etc. e.g.:
If any problems are encountered with downloading books into Adobe Digital Editions, it is recommended that the ADE software is uninstalled, and that the My Digital Editions folder and subfolders, (found in the Windows My Documents folder), are deleted, and that a fresh installation of ADE is made.
Further information about ADE can be found at:
Minimum PC requirements and supported device information for Ebook Central: